RV snowbirds wheeling south - Part 1: At least a million including Richard and Donna Shrauger
This is Part 1 of a 5-post series on “RV snowbirds wheeling south" .  Whooping cranes and Canada geese are not the only birds to migrate south when the temperatures begin to dip in northern latitudes. Each winter more than a million "Snowbirds" in their rec
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If you use public lands, your fees could increase if this bill gets through Congress
I love our nation's public lands and camp on them often. I want them to remain public and open to all to use and not sold off to speculators. According to the Escapees RV Club, there is a bill making its way through Congress that is destined to do just that. Acco
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Solo full-time RVer Kate Bright travels back roads in her own van conversion
One of our longtime full-time RV friends, Kate Bright, pulled into the Escapees' Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon to catch up with Jimmy and I -- not just once during this summer's traveling season, but twice. The first time was in June when she was heading n
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Canadian RV Snowbirds back in their little 'off the grid' home after winter in Southwest
The last time we saw Ann Hutchinson and Wayne Robertson they were packing their traveling rig -- a brand new 2014 Lance Camper that sits on their 2012 Ford F250. That was toward the end of March, just one day before they were leaving Yuma for their "little place" o
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Three RV parks near historic town of Oakland, Oregon
Three full-service RV parks are within a short drive (3-4 miles) of the historic small town of Oakland, Ore., recently featured on the RV Short Stops website. Timber Valley RV Park is an Escapees RV Club members-only facility.  The 206-site park is nestled in a vall
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End to free overnight parking at Wal-Mart?
Recent posts on two leading RV online sites bring attention to how the actions of a family of traveling musicians temporarily living in their car at an Arizona Wal-Mart can potentially take away a huge convenience of free overnight parking for thousands of responsible R
Two weeks in Yuma, new RV friends Pat & Nancy
After our month along the Texas Coastal Bend, we pointed our truck and Northern Lite camper west ... eventually stopping for two weeks in Yuma at the Escapee RV Club's Kofa Ko-op RV Park. Across the lane from us, we noticed a 2013 30-foot Arctic Fox travel trailer wi
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Update: Vivian Grybko, a solo RV WINer
Two years ago, about this time, Vivian Grybko, a shy but independent woman, crossed my path at the Escapees' RoVer's Roost SKP Co-Op RV Retreat in Casa Grande, Arizona. We became fast friends over a brilliant sunset and a cup of coffee the next morning in her 1999 24
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Woodworkers Richard and Donna Shrauger travel south from cold Colorado to winter in sunny Yuma
Full-time RVers Richard and Donna Shrauger were born, and spent their early years, in a small rural town in New York State. Then, a decade or so ago, they moved to Colorado. On a whim, they ended up in Yuma  after deciding they wanted to avoid the Rocky Mountain wi
Stopped by Escapee Kofa Ko-op RV park in Yuma for laundry, shower and pool (swimming & billiards)
After several days dry camping at the  Hot Spring Long Term Visitor Area that sits on Bureau of Land Management desert land about 50 miles west of Yuma, we were in need of a good shower and laundry. We headed for Yuma, Ariz., and the Kofa Ko-op RV Retreat, an Escap
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